Myopericarditis complicated by pulmonary embolism in an immunocompetent patient with acute cytomegalovirus infection: a case report

TitreMyopericarditis complicated by pulmonary embolism in an immunocompetent patient with acute cytomegalovirus infection: a case report
Type de publicationArticle de revue
AuteurVandamme, Yves Marie , Ducancelle, Alexandra
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, Bière, Loïc , Viot, Nathalie , Rouleau, Frédéric , Delbos, Valerie , Abgueguen, Pierre
TypeArticle scientifique dans une revue à comité de lecture
Année2014
LangueAnglais
Date28/03/2014
Pagination193
Volume7
Titre de la revueBMC Research Notes
ISSN1756-0500
Mots-clésCytomegalovirus, immunocompetent patient, Myopericarditis, pulmonary embolism, thrombosis
Résumé en anglais

Background

Primary acute cytomegalovirus infection in immunocompetent patients is common worldwide. Infection is most often asymptomatic or occurs sub-clinically with a self-limited mononucleosis-like syndrome. More rarely, the infection may lead to severe organ complications with pneumonia, myocarditis, pericarditis, colitis and hemolytic anemia. Recent cases of cytomegalovirus-associated thrombosis have also been reported sporadically in the medical literature.

Case presentation

We report here a case of simultaneous myopericarditis and pulmonary embolism in a 30-year-old man with no medical history. The patient was not immunocompromised. We discuss the possible role of acute cytomegalovirus infection in the induction of vascular damage and review relevant cases in the literature.

Conclusion

Thrombosis in patients with acute cytomegalovirus infection may be more frequent than is generally thought. Physicians need to be aware of the possible association between acute cytomegalovirus and thrombosis in immunocompetent patients, especially in the presence of severe systemic infection, as our case illustrates.

URL de la noticehttp://okina.univ-angers.fr/publications/ua12667
DOI10.1186/1756-0500-7-193
Lien vers le document

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-193

Autre titreBMC Res Notes
Identifiant (ID) PubMed24678987